Stephen's Whisky of the Month
Message from Stephen Davies, General Manager
As one would expect the cellars of Culloden House brim with Malt Whiskies, a passion for over 10 years which has resulted in us being recognized as Malt Whisky Ambassadors and a Malt Whisky Embassy by the Scottish Malt Whisky Society.
Many of our malts are rare, exclusive and not available to purchase in even the more famous whisky shops, that is because we buy many of them from private collectors and specialty auctions which provide 100% provenance as well as the best possible price.
So, what of this impressive collection, is it under lock and key? Is it that exclusive that it becomes elusive? No, whisky is to be enjoyed, they make it to drink it, as they say “Save it for a rainy day” well maybe that's why God affords us so many rainy days in Scotland! You are invited to visit our famous whisky trolley, 160 of the best bottles around, some expensive but mostly affordable so as not to draw your breath like a big peaty Islay malt.
Uisge Beatha, 'the water of life', is without doubt Scotlands greatest export, so, sit back in our Forbes Library Bar and allow us to pour you a good dram, Slainte Mhath!
Our current Whisky of the Month is the 2016 release of Brora 38 year old, distilled in 1977.
Brora distillery was mothballed in 1983 and yet a small amount of stock exists from this fantastic Northern Highland distillery. 2016 saw only 2984 bottles released which quickly sold.
Bottled at cask strength, 48.6%, it has a honeyed, oily nose with subtle smoke and a hint of citrus peal.
On the palate it shows medium smoke, grapefruit/lemon citrus notes and a nutty edge.
The finish is devine with slight smoke, salty sea spray and lingering spice